It was a long year for bike riders in New York City. The bikelash got underway last fall, but it really picked up in 2011 as the Prospect Park West lane suit dragged out all summer t. The city won the suit, as well as a super majority of support for the new bike lanes, but that has not stopped cycling critics from continuing to harry two-wheeled New Yorkers. Now, it is looking like 2012 may be no better. Read More
Bicycles have won some powerful enemies in the city as they have grown more popular. For every David Bryne there is a Chuck Schumer. But perhaps the city might need to rethink its cycling policy now that Mr. Manhattan himself has come out against them.
In an interview with Interview.com, none other than Woody Allen says that the profusion of bikes is what annoys him more than anything else in the city these days. Read More
Bicycling can be a heated issue here in New York, but when it comes to bike parking, it’s better not to be left out in the cold. That is why bicycle racks and rooms are booming in the city’s apartment buildings, according to The Times, even at the cost of fancier fare. Read More
Maybe this is common sense, but maybe people who take their lives in their hands every time they ride a bike in New York are short on that—this reporter included.
Still, with the M.T.A. suspending service across the entire transit system, a first in the agency’s 38-year history, The Observer couldn’t help but wonder: Might biking be a viable option to get around town for the majority of New Yorkers who do not own cars? It took less than a minute to disabuse us of this crazy notion. Read More
Today the World’s Most Famous Office Building announced the completion of the installation of bike racks as part of its ongoing sustainability initiative. The only thing, though, is the “bike racks” aren’t really bike racks, but rather a whole “dedicated bicycle storage room … purpose-built to provide secured and weather protected bicycle storage for tenants.”
Isn’t Read More